The Study of the Role of the Main Family in the Unsuccessful Marriage of Children

Document Type : Original


1 Ph.D. student, Department of Counseling, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran.

2 Visiting professor, Department of Counseling, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran / Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, Allameh Tabataba’I University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Department of Counseling, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran.


Background: Marriage and family formation as the oldest institutions of human life have long been the focus of thinkers of social sciences, moral sciences, religious scholars, and other scientists. In this regard, identifying the effective factors in the formation or destruction of this foundation is of great importance. Objective: Therefore, the purpose of this research was to investigate the role of the main family in the unsuccessful marriage of children with a qualitative approach. Method: The participants were 20 Iranian men and women (10 couples) who had the experience of cohabiting with their spouses using a targeted sampling method with the greatest diversity. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews by asking open questions about the research objectives. The data were analyzed using the traditional qualitative thematic analysis method. Findings: Based on the results, 5 main codes (factors of the formation of inappropriate marriage, main family functions, childhood experiences, mother's basic role for the child, and moral and personal characteristics) were extracted from the interviews. Conclusion: Examining the concepts related to a failed marriage and paying attention to the family structure and its wide-ranging effects are suggested for family-oriented centers and organizations.


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